We recently traveled to Austin for a quick weekend getaway. Matt had some music-related business to attend to and I wanted to celebrate my birthday by getting out of town. (Previously we’ve gone to Denver to celebrate my b-day. You can check out our Denver adventures HERE and HERE).
Although this wasn’t our first time visiting the capital city, it was our first time to roam around the city in a less-hurried way. In 2007, we attended the Austin City Limits Music Festival, but our time was concentrated in Zilker Park, where all the music happens.
This is what it looked like crowded with people 8 years ago:
Although the weather was a bit dreary while we were there, the sun poked out for us to enjoy the morning. We parked below the bridge and were a part of the handful of walkers that were NOT mothers with strollers. A musician hanging out along the walking path offered to sing me a song, so I obliged. He sent us on our way with two of his CD’s.
It’s interesting to see a city from two completely different vantage points. Something I love about big cities is the balance between peace and chaos. I’m glad that peace was on our agenda for this recent trip.
Stay tuned for more posts on shopping and eating in Austin!